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Ramadharsingh: Education the key to true emancipation
Education remains the key to freedom from mental enslavement says Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh, Caroni Central MP and Minister of the People and Social Development. He was addressing Emancipation Day celebrations at the Three Roads Community Centre, Preysal, on Friday.
Ramadharsingh said while the Africans sought by their struggles to achieve physical freedom during the slavery era, the PP Government seeks to emancipate all from mental slavery through education, which he described as “the only true and equal emancipator.” He said leaders such as Dr Eric Williams, T&T’s first prime minister and Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black president, had seen the value of education in moving a nation forward.
He recalled Williams’ statement that the future of the nation lay in schoolbags, while Mandela described education as “the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Ramadharsingh said, “So we must and will continue to give the children of the nation the tools they need for success so that 50 years from this day they can say my forefathers did well.”
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